Scanning process

The scanning process examines text for occurrences of names or other information identified in any of the industry based sanctions lists. Two issues are raised for any screening method. First, the risk of not identifying a blocked person or entity when it is present in the scanned text(false negative). Second, the cost of stopping a transaction when in fact there is not a blocked entity in the scanned text(false positive). The design of the SDN Scanner recognizes that the cost of false negative transactions is high and gives priority to eliminating such items.

Custom list

Sanctions lists include a broad set of names and terms which are in common use. The SDN Scanner supports a Custom list that allows users to improve the accuracy of the scan by qualifying specific text as pre-approved(not in need of further review). The Custom list also allows users to include text which is not specified in the primary sanctions lists. An included entry is treated like any blocked entity and creates a reportable item when matched.

List preparation

Sanctions lists selected by the user and the user's Custom list are combined into a scanning dictionary that's used to examine text.

Sanctions lists

Any combination of lists can be used. The combination can include lists that we publish and the two lists that we support but do not publish. These two lists, the Custom and FinCen lists, you must upload yourself.

Abbr Source Name As Of Date Entry
Published Change History
From - Through
OFCOFAC SDNJun 10, 20218,95414,253Jun 11, 2021Feb 11, 2021 - Jun 10, 2021
CNConsolidated ScreeningJun 11, 202112,58016,219Jun 11, 2021
EUEuropean UnionApr 13, 20212,2737,949Apr 13, 2021Mar 10, 2021 - Apr 13, 2021
HMHM Treasury Asset Freezing UnitMay 17, 20212,2336,068May 17, 2021Mar 22, 2021 - May 17, 2021
CSConsolidated SanctionsDec 14, 2020376918Dec 22, 2020
UCUN ConsolidatedApr 29, 20219973,134Apr 30, 2021Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 29, 2021
DBDebarred PartiesJul 2, 2020721140Jan 15, 2021
DPDenied Persons ListApr 2, 202143712Apr 6, 2021Mar 25, 2021 - Apr 2, 2021
FTForeign Terrorist OrganizationsMar 11, 20217256Mar 18, 2021
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